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Examen   Listen

A detailed inspection of your conscience (as done daily by Jesuits).  Synonym: examination.
A critical study (as of a writer's work).

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... furnished with chains and hooks, and with numbers up to XXX. Another pair of scales had two cups, with a weight on the side opposite to the material weighed, to mark more accurately the fractional weight; this weight was called by the ancients ligula, and examen. ...
— Museum of Antiquity - A Description of Ancient Life • L. W. Yaggy

... peut etre plus sacre et ne l'est en effet a mes yeux que la parole souveraine, car elle decide en derniere instance de la paix ou de la guerre. Je ne fatiguerais certes pas l'attention de votre Majeste par un examen detaille du sens qu'elle donne a l'article 7 du Traite de Kainardji; j'assurerais seulement, Madame, que depuis 80 ans la Russie et la Porte l'ont compris ainsi que nous le faisons encore. Ce sens-la n'a ete interrompu qu'en derniers temps, a la suite d'instigations ...
— The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 • Queen Victoria

... of Switzerland, eminent for his treatise of logic, and his "Examen de Pyrrhonisme," and, however little known or regarded here, was no mean antagonist. His mind was one of those in which philosophy and piety are happily united. He was accustomed to argument and disquisition, and perhaps was grown too desirous of detecting ...
— Lives of the English Poets: Prior, Congreve, Blackmore, Pope • Samuel Johnson

... at myself, to see how infinitely better you had done it than I could have done. Well, if any one, who does not understand Natural Selection, will read this, he will be a blockhead if it is not as clear as daylight. Old Flourens ('Examen du livre de M. Darwin sur l'origine des especes.' Par P. Flourens. 8vo. Paris, 1864.) was hardly worth the powder and shot; but how capitally you bring in about the Academician, and your metaphor ...
— The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume II • Francis Darwin

... Aufzeichnungen von F. von Gentz, nebst einem Anhang: "Briefwechsel zwischen dem Fuersten Schwarzenberg und Metternich." Porter: A Narrative of the Campaign in Russia in 1812. Segur: Histoire de Napoleon et de la grande armee pendant l'annee 1812. Gourgaud: Napoleon et la grande armee en Russie, ou examen critique de l'ouvrage de M. le C^te Ph. de Segur. Vandal: Napoleon et Alexandre Ier. Wilson: Private diary of travels, personal services and public events during mission and employment with the European armies in the campaigns of ...
— The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte - Vol. III. (of IV.) • William Milligan Sloane

... was followed by two others on the same subject: Votum pro pace ecclesiastica, contra examen Andreae Riveti, and Rivetiani Apologetici Discussio: this last did not appear till after ...
— The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius • Jean Levesque de Burigny

Words linked to "Examen" :   self-examination, critique, criticism, examination, introspection, self-contemplation

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